Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is often stereotyped to someone who washes their hands a lot, or has to double check themselves regularly. However it is much more complex than this and is a disorder involving intrusive and repetitive thinking often accompanied by compulsive behaviours that can be very distressing and overpowering for someone with this diagnosis.
The obsessive thoughts someone with a diagnosis of OCD may experience differs from person to person, and not everyone will carry out compulsive behaviours as well. OCD is classed as an Anxiety Disorder.
If you have been diagnosed with OCD from a medical professional, the Student Wellbeing Centre can assist you in exploring and setting up relevant support, including looking into a Learning Support Plan and Disabled Students Allowance.
If you are worried about your mental health, then please make an appointment to discuss this with your GP as soon as possible.